Tapestry of Spies

Tapestry of Spies

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by Stephen Hunter
     
 

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Stephen Hunter has chosen the backdrop of the chaotic and cruel Spanish Civil War to weave a classic tale of espionage and counterespionage. Julian Raines was one of the first Englishmen to volunteer for the international brigade in Spain. The British Secret Service suspect that the flamboyant Raines was recruited for the KGB by the Bolsheviks during his student days

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Stephen Hunter has chosen the backdrop of the chaotic and cruel Spanish Civil War to weave a classic tale of espionage and counterespionage. Julian Raines was one of the first Englishmen to volunteer for the international brigade in Spain. The British Secret Service suspect that the flamboyant Raines was recruited for the KGB by the Bolsheviks during his student days at Oxford and send Robert Florry, a struggling young writer to Spain after Raines with orders to eliminate him. Florry was an old school chum to Raines and had every reason to hate him. The British are not alone on Raines' trail. The ruthless Communist leader in Barcelona believes that the identity of the double agent conceals a powerful and profitable secret. It is a novel that constantly surprises.


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Originally published as The Spanish Gambit

Some came for love. Others for money. In a country ripped apart by war, each will find a way to live—or die...

"Brilliant."
—Tom Clancy

"Constantly surprising."
The Washington Post

"Hunter is a deft craftsman with a sure sense of pace and scene."
The Washington Post

"Stephen Hunter is the best writer of straight-out thrillers working today."
Rocky Mountain News (Denver, Colo.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307762900
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/18/2010
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
140,475
File size:
2 MB

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Tom Clancy
Brilliant.

Meet the Author

Stephen Hunter has written fifteen novels. The retired chief film critic for The Washington Post, where he won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism, he has also published two collections of film criticism and a nonfiction work. He lives in Maryland.

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Tapestry of Spies 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Not so hot, old fasion written....